Cheesy Tortellini and Rosemary Chicken Soup

Our Indian Summer here in Seattle has finally come to an end. No more 75 degree days. It’s starting to get colder. The mornings are cool. The evenings are cool. The rains are coming. The skies are gray. The best part about all of this? Soup. We have now reached the soup weather part of the year and I’m so ready. I’m so ready for tummy warming comforting soups. Soups like this Cheesy Tortellini and Rosemary Chicken Soup.

Some of my favorite soups are the kind of soups that take all day to prepare. The soups that require you to start the broth early in the morning and let it simmer all day. This soup however, is not one of those soups. It just tastes like one.

With a little help from a store bought rotisserie chicken and some store bought tortellini this soup came together in under 30 minutes. Seriously.

I am totally in love with the Costco rotisserie chicken, guys. It is such a sweet deal. $5 for a whole rotisserie chicken. You can’t even buy a raw chicken to cook yourself for that price. I love it because you can do so many different things with it. I like to buy one whenever I’m there just so that I can use it to make sandwiches or tacos or throw into pasta or soups. It really is a time saver on busy weeknights when I don’t have a whole lot of time to cook. Same goes for the prepackaged tortellini. Super simple dinner on it’s own or a fabulous addition to soups.

This soup is also really simple, because it doesn’t need to be complicated. Simply simmer the chicken, rosemary and about 10 cloves of garlic together for 20 or so minutes. Then add in the tortellini and cook just until the tortellini is cooked through. That’s it.

It’s quick. It’s simple. It’s satisfying. It’s the perfect soup for any cool fall day.

Cheesy Tortellini and Rosemary Chicken Soup Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 7 cups bought or homemade chicken stock
  • 10 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 4 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 (16oz) package three cheese tortellini
  • salt and pepper



Place chicken broth in a large pot over medium heat. Add in chopped garlic, fresh rosemary and chicken. Simmer until the broth is warmed through and the garlic is soft, about 20 minutes.


Stir in the tortellini and cook for five minutes or until the tortellini is soft and warmed through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into soup bowls and serve.



  • Soups that taste like lots of time on the stove but come together quickly are the best kind. Our Indian summer in California is also seemingly coming to an end too – time to pull out the Le Creuset! This soup looks delish!

  • I love that this recipe is so simple–a delicious dinner without taking hours in the kitchen, especially on a work day!

  • I love hearty soups like this! Perfect for chilly fall evenings!

  • Melissa Falk

    Soup is my favorite meal! I love tortellini and I really love that you kept the ingredients to 5! Even more, I love that you were not shy with the garlic ;) I will be making this one. Thank you!

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    I love tortellini! This looks really good!